Category Archives: Lessons

Big Announcement Coming Soon!

My dear readers, I’m about to launch a new website. Actually, it will be this website, only with a different name. And there’s lots more, too. I can’t wait to share with you everything that’s in the works. I have … Continue reading

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Does Prayer Work?

by Michael Maciel Prayer relies on several things, but the two most important are knowing and acceptance. Knowing means knowing precisely what you want. An example would be “a car in excellent mechanical condition,” not “a car.” Acceptance means what … Continue reading

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How to Achieve Inner Stability –mastering mindfulness

Quieting the monkey mind is key to achieving inner stability. Imagine the most peaceful state you have ever been in. Perhaps it was sitting on a beach while on vacation, far away from pressing concerns of work and daily routines. … Continue reading

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We Are Vertical Beings

by Michael Maciel In the earliest stages of the human embryo, one of the first things to form is the spinal cord. When you look at it under a microscope, it’s like a lightning bolt—a squiggly little burst of energy … Continue reading

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What Is the Soul?

by Michael Maciel There are lots of computer analogies for the way we experience reality—hardware, software, RAM, ROM, WiFi. They’re all descriptive of how we function both physically and spiritually. The one I like is “cloud computing.” When I write, … Continue reading

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Logic and the Non-Rational

by Michael Maciel Logic is a tool, a very, very powerful tool. But if you make it your only tool, then it limits the scope of your understanding. It would be like a carpenter whose only tool is a hammer. … Continue reading

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Who’s to Blame?

by Michael Maciel The evil of the world doesn’t fall out of the sky. It falls out of our back pockets. Lent is the time for everyone to take responsibility for their own sins, not strap them on a scapegoat. … Continue reading

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by Michael Maciel The word “aggression” has earned a bad reputation. It has been equated with “the intention to do harm.” But it also has a positive aspect. It is rooted in our will to survive, to achieve, to excel. … Continue reading

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Raw Mysticism

by Michael Maciel You’ve heard the story. The young fish asks the wise old fish, “What is water?” It’s meant to make us ask the same question: in what do we live, move, and have our being?” The Bible tells … Continue reading

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Faith is NOT belief. Here’s why:

by Michael Maciel Faith is actually a technical term and has nothing at all to do with belief. Let me give an example: Robert Heinlein once wrote a novel called “Orphans of the Sky,” in which a huge, cylindrical spaceship … Continue reading

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